Path For Success
Channel: Muhammad Hoblos
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salatu salam ala rasulillah we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala the king, the master, the Sustainer, the creator of the seven heavens and the earth and we send peace and blessings upon His Beloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my brothers and sisters my topic has been success through the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To remember Allah subhanho wa Taala is a quality of a believer from Quran and from Hadith we are informed that we are ordered by a lion is Prophet, O you who believe to remember a light in abundance are you who believe, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala in abundance to make Vicar of Allah subhana wa Taala to remember him to praise him to glorify Him,
For verily in the remembrance of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala What does he say in the Quran? He says, For verily in the remembrance of Allah, the hearts, what do they find?
Allah says the hearts they find the risks, but Allah did not say in the remembrance of Allah you find what? Happiness because Allah is not seeking happiness. Allah says in the remembrance of Allah, the hearts they find risks.
He finds peace.
It finds a sense of belonging.
Look, I've spoken for two minutes I spoke about a lot and already you feel this something weird happening.
We spoke about law for two minutes. Imagine when you speak about a law for an hour.
musala is Salatu was salam, a very amazing prophet had a unique relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm rushing through this because it's already telling me 16 minutes.
Right? So Moosa had a very unique relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Musa says, Allah give me a DA give me a supplication, give me something I can remember you by. So Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says to Moosa, he says, yeah Musa and I'm paraphrasing, he says, Yeah, Musa por la ilaha illAllah Musa, c'est la ilaha illa LA.
You know what's unfortunate in our time, my brothers, they used to be a time when being a Muslim was an honorable thing. Being a Muslim was something you took pride in. Being a Muslim was something you were privileged to be called. Today we're running away from it.
Today Mohammed's become mo and Muslim has become Ellen and flirtin hotbar. Saskia.
Because it's becoming embarrassing to be a Muslim. Now ally, my brothers and my sisters, you should raise your head they'll die. You should raise the pie for the greatest honor, the greatest love the greatest gift, the greatest sign of mercy on any human being is when Allah subhanho wa Taala bestows this person with his Rama with his blessing and he makes him a Muslim.
That's the greatest honor you can ever have. So Musa says Allah give me a sama says in return your moussaka, La ilaha illAllah.
samosa says Allah I already say that.
And I was hoping for something a bit more. And he says all the prophets that came before me also said La ilaha illa Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala. In return he says to me Moosa, if the seven heavens and what he contains, was placed on one, one on one end of the scale, and La Ilaha, Illa, ma was placed on the other leg in a in lava would outweigh the seven heavens and the earth.
And you carry that in your heart.
Yes, how many times? Do you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala.
the remembrance of Allah, the prophet of Allah, He says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more or less, he says, the harder it becomes rusty, the harder it becomes rusty in this very normal, you know, especially in our day and age, you're going you're coming in your music, and, you know, brother, Isa, you know, like I was saying to him yesterday, I sent him you know, once I was on call waiting, I called the company and they put me on hold. You know, I used to love music when I was I'm still homeless, crazy, but back then, like, really back then. So I still love music and leaving music has been one of my greatest challenges yet, but still, every now and then when I'm in lease and I play
Michael Jackson, you may just see a moonwalk come out of me, you know? Because it's hard to let go that you know these these things that happen let go of
Yeah, so anyway, so one time I was on hold.
And I played the song and I don't even want to mention the song because I don't want what happened to me to happen to you, you know? So I mentioned you know, so so they put me on hold and I put the song on and with my B then soon I was just doing these runs.
The song was also
Two minutes bro I was on hold for two minutes. And voila Zima taken us by Allah. It took me weeks, weeks to get that song out of my head man.
Bro Honestly, I was remembering the song in my Salah was remembering that
believe it or not my brother's there are people believe it or not
the effect of music, some people have that effect and greater when they hear the Quran
because the greatest dhikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to read his book, because you're reading pure perfection.
You are reading revelation. Imagine a law sent you a letter.
You know, you ask yourself and my brothers, you know, let's be real. Sometimes I get frustrated with myself and I get frustrated with you know, with our souls. And I find that amazing. Some of us were 20 3040 some of us are 50 years of age. And after 50 years of living, we still only know the same as of Quran that we memorized when we were six, and seven and allow Ireland before even reading it directly.
And he asked yourself for 40 years of living footies you haven't increased your core and not even one.
You haven't increased? And not even a single verse. Sorry, am I?
Well, I don't even need this man at
One one point you haven't increased your code and not one verse.
You know why?
Because the truth is, is we're not in love.
And I'm about to get all soft on you now, man.
Honestly, we're not in love.
You remember my brother when you were in love
than a camera? who's married here? Raise your hand who's married.
So he forgot what love means. But the other brothers. Were my brothers. Let's be real. When you're in love, or you're even more or less just for the sake of the youth to understand, or you're in a harem relationship and you're texting a girl. And today, even the girls texting the guy. You're in a harem relationship and you're texting your loved one. What happens to you?
Well, why are you don't sleep at night?
You sit under the covers, and it's nice and warm and you got the phone in your hand. And you've sent her a letter or hug bar phlegm, Hindu Turkey and your mind is going left and right. And you're like your heart, bro. You're you're alive. You feel every atom. Every sense of your body is electrified. I'm waiting I'm waiting. How did she understand it?
I remember the first time I ever got lol I love what the hell is low.
I remember the first time I ever read what is it? BFF what is a BB f What? It was supposed to be best friend forever.
But you wait for you wait in anticipation. What's my loved one going to say?
Allah sent you a whole book from his love.
Honestly, when was the last time you're at it?
When was the last time you opened?
We're running around trying to find love here and there. And we're trying to find success here and there. And we're looking and we're searching and we're going high and low. And Allah subhana wa Taala sent you a manuscript from him, pure love from him pure revelation, what? pure, pure pure in every sense of the word. And yet we've neglected that.
Why am I brothers? the remembrance of Allah the Prophet of Allah, He says some amazing, amazing, he says some Allahu alayhi wa sallam and please, don't listen to me so you can be entertained by you know your heart, you know your heart, rip your heart out today and put it on the table. And for God's sake, for God's sake, for love's sake, just once in your life. Let your heart move.
Let us listen and absorb. Every inch of your body is crying for it's crying for his remembrance, and he the private every single day.
The Prophet of Allah He says, He says the difference between the one that remembers a law and the one that doesn't remember a law, the difference between the two, it says is like the living and the dead.
The difference between the one that remembers a law and the one that doesn't remember the law says the difference between the two is the difference between the living and the dead.
This is the difference. You know, Holly been Waleed, one of the greats. One of the absolute
murmurs of Alma Khalid bin Walid, there's a certain there's a particular narration when they were facing the Romans and holiday. Well, it was an absolute wild horse, just an absolute gun. So Khalid bin Walid used to wait for the Muslim army to go to, you know, to go to sleep at night, then on his own, how did you leave on his own, would melt on his horse and go over to the Romans going over to the enemy on his own, to get into the army? What are they doing? What are they planning? So the Muslims used to trip or they say, Holly, what's wrong with you? You're the Amelia going on the iron. I mean, at the very least take some men with you might be something happens to you. You're killed,
something happens. Look at the way he thought. He says, didn't you hear the Prophet of Allah say, didn't you hear him say that the difference between the living he says the difference between the one that remembers the law and the one that doesn't? It's like the living in the dead. He said, What can 60,000 dead due to one man that's living?
What can they do to me?
Why because when you remember a law, my brothers will lie your heart comes to life. To remember Allah subhanho wa Taala is a sign of true love. True love. The profit of a lion My time is running short the Prophet of Allah He mentions in the authentic hadith the writer you know, it's in Buhari, it's in Muslim, the prophet of Allah and he says Amazing, amazing. You know,
Allah, Allah, He says more or less, he says, my slave when you remember me,
I remember you are
my slave. When you remember me on your own, I remember you on my own. My slave when you remember me in a gathering like we're doing now, a law says my slave, I will remember you in a greater gathering.
Ever seen the happiness of someone, when someone that serve a higher rate mentions his name.
I lost count how many shop owners I have was dropped my name in that lecture I mentioned my product mentioned this and mentioned that and the happiness if I drop these nine nails, the happiness
what happens when a lord drops your name?
You want success?
So the Prophet of Allah He says, Allah subhanho wa Taala has angels, Allah has angels, these angels, their job is to circulate the earth and find gatherings where Allah is being remembered, like we're doing now.
Don't I'm not Yani, I'm not trying to twist this hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, and it's a part of your Akita to believe it. And if you don't, you have serious, serious problems in your faith.
So this angels day jobs is to find these gatherings.
And he said that the prophet of life says, He said that these angels,
they find these gatherings these gatherings they have no they have light. And these gatherings they shine, they shine to the people of the heavens, like the stars shine for the people on earth at night.
That's what we're doing now right now. So the angels when they find these gatherings, they start calling to one another.
Imagine, imagine, you know, I find that interesting. When we watch a movie, you can always imagine yourself being the hero, you can always imagine yourself saving the girl at the end, you can always imagine yourself driving the car.
But when we hear the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, it's basically information halus just point form Habibi, you're supposed to leave it.
So the angels they find the gathering and then they start calling one another. Come, come.
We found what we were looking for.
then the Prophet of Allah, He says then the angels they come
and they pack into the gathering. And they start sitting on top of one another until they reach the lowest heavens.
You know that special feeling that you're feeling now? Has nothing to do with me.
He even says some Allahu IO Salam and I'm mixing between two different narrations sorry, between two different Hadith but they're on the same topic. He says not only do they come in, he says but they will rub their wings against your shoulders.
You know that feeling you're feeling now?
How do you be that's the angels have a law
until they reach
then Allah calls the angels. And of course Allah knows all. Allah says to the angels, what's going on? What's the commotion about? Of course I'm paraphrasing. What's the commotion?
So the angels they say a lot is a group of people they've come together to remember your name.
So last part of what he says to the angels, he says, and what do they want? What do my slaves want?
This is happening right now angels are speaking on your behalf. So the angels they say to Allah, they say I love these slaves, they got together, they're remembering you, they're talking about you. Allah says, what do they want? He says, so they say to him, they say, oh, and why they want your agenda.
Allah says, Have they seen my agenda? The angels say no, Allah says that what if they were to see my agenda? The angels say Allah, if they were to see your agenda, they would glorify you more intensely. says What else? He says our law they seek protection. They seek protection from your hellfire. Allah says have they seen my whole fire? They say no. Because what if they were to see it they say Allah if they seen your Hellfire, they would seek protection from it even more eagerly. He says what else do they seek? They say they see you know, I'm not sure exactly if it's a secret protection they seek your forgiveness. Allah subhanho wa Taala by the end
Allah says oh my angels Let it be known that I have given them what they asked her. I have forgiven these sins. I have protected them from Hellfire and I shall give them paradise
that's not my favorite part of the Hadith This is right now.
So one of the angels he says yeah Allah
but there's someone in the crowd
and one lie he there's always this person in the crowd there's probably 100 email
so that he says yeah Allah but there's someone in the crowd he didn't want to be there
some people have already put their heads down while arm and someone said those guys gonna be a singer. Someone sent me there's gonna be some food somewhere. I don't know, man, I was dragged into this one.
So the Andrew says, Our Lord, there's someone in the gathering. He wasn't there. He's not a part of the gathering. He just happened to be you know, he just happened to be passing by.
Allah says because of the greatness of that gathering, I have forgiven that person also.
This is the success in when you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers, my brothers and sisters. 30 seconds, I'm definitely gonna go wherever but I'll be as quick as I can. remembrance of Allah has to be a daily part of your life. And it has to be a weekly event in your life. One of the things that definitely helped me in my journey on to Dean was that I took an oath with Allah subhanho wa Taala that I will never miss a Thursday night lecture. Never My wife is giving birth. My mom is flying overseas. I don't care what excuse it is. I will never ever miss a Thursday night talk. Our problem is is I don't doubt your intention. Now. My problem is my brothers. What we need
to start doing my brothers and sisters, is you need to start setting some small goals. What do I want from you today? Today what I want from you is to be realistic. Make a promise with Allah subhanho wa Taala that your Allah, whatever it is, I will say Subhana Allah 100 times a day, I will go to the measured once a week on this particular day and listen to a talk, I will start reading I don't care what challenge you give yourself. Just make a promise that you're Allah from this day I will start and I will never, ever, ever miss it again. That's the problem. It's the promise. It's the promise because Ramadan comes the Ramadan goes, everyone gets pumped a few days before Ramadan.
You go to the masjid for two, three days and then follow next year. No, no. And just very, very quickly, you need to make the intention. And the last thing the problem without intention is there's never a penalty. You see what I mean? a penalty what like a parking fine. Yes, like a parking fine. Our problem is this. You need to take an oath that you're like let's say you agree to read half a page of code and a day, you're alone I promise you I will read half a page of code and a day. And when the day comes that I don't read my half a page of code and because naturally it will come your Alor the next day I will read the Bible and I will give an amount of money in charity. You know if
you do this and you stick to your promise, when the day comes that you miss your Quran and you stick to your word and you pay your money in charity and you double up the day after that you come to miss shaitan who will come himself grab me by the end and tell you Habibi. Allah Dalek. Read your half a page because if you don't read your half a page tomorrow you're gonna cost me money in charity.